1965-1966

 

Canadian Championships

           Senior Women: 1st Petra Burka; 2nd Valerie Jones;            3rd Roberta Laurent

           Senior Men: 2nd Charles Snelling

           Senior Dance: 1st Carole Forrest and Kevin            Lethbridge; 2nd     Gail Snyder and Wayne Palmer

           Senior Pair: 1st Susan and Paul Huhnergard; 2nd            Alexis and   Chris Shields

           Junior Pair: 1st Anne Forder and Rich Stevens

           Junior Women: 1st Cathy Irwin; 2nd Linda Ewisak

           Junior Men: 1st David McGillivray

           Junior Dance: 2nd Janet Cowling and Tommy Falls;            3rd Maureen Peever and Bruce Lennie

           Novice Pair: 1st Maureen Walker and R. Shedowski;            2nd Mary      Oke and Victor Irving

           Novice Dance: 3rd Beth Ralbosky and Rick            Dowding

 

Internationally – World Championships

           Senior Women: 3rd Petra Burka

 

Petra Burka is inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

 

1,000 COS skaters gather at Toronto's City Hall on New Year’s Eve to officially open Toronto’s new City Hall.

 

“Starlight Waltz” and “Silver Samba” are adopted by the ISU for inclusion in the draw for the 1967 World Championships.

 

Petra Burka finishes third in the World Championships.

 

COS introduces figure skating as part of the school extra-curricular program through Thornhill Secondary School.  The program featured 40 girls.

 

Petra Burka is named winner of the Lou Marsh Award as Canada’s top female athlete and also awarded an Honorary Lifetime Membership by the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club.

 

COS is well represented at the 1966 World Championships thanks to Petra Burka (3rd, Senior Women), Donald Knight (7th, Senior Men), Charles Snelling (1st, Senior Men), Jay Humphrey (11th, Senior Men) and the pair team of Susan and Paul Huehnergard (13th).

 

In the World …

 

Lester Pearson leads his second consecutive minority government in Ottawa.

 

December 15, 1965:  Gemini 6 and 7 rendezvous in space, viewed by many as an historic step towards landing a man on the moon.

 

On January 19, 1966, Indira Gandhi is sworn in as India’s Prime Minister becoming only the second woman in modern history to head a government.

 

March 29, 1966;  Mohamed Ali defeats George Chuvalo at Maple Leaf Gardens.

 

On February 15, 1966, Wilt Chamberlain becomes the NBA’s all-time point leader with his 20,884th point.

 

 

 

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COS History
1965 - 1966